Help us create a Food Forest Trial Garden behind the CCE Livingston County office!


Food Forest Trial Garden Workdays

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday, April 28, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County is one of five associations across the state chosen to create a Food Forest Trial Garden.

A food forest is a garden that mimics the structures of a natural forest, with multiple layers of plants stacked vertically to increase overall production. It allows you to grow more food in the same amount of space when compared to a regular garden – and helps support wildlife and build healthy soil.

The Food Forest Trial Garden will be developed and installed behind the CCE Livingston County office on 3 Murray Hill Drive in Mt. Morris. The community is invited to help break ground on the project. Two work days have been scheduled – April 22nd (Earth Day) and April 28th (Arbor Day).

Both workdays will run from 9am-4pm and are open to ages 8+. You do not need to attend all day – whatever fits your schedule. CCE Livingston County will have tools to share, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own as well. Registration is requested by contacting Ken Estes at kge7@cornell.edu or 585-991-5446.


Open to the public; registration requested


Ken Estes Jr.
Agriculture Program Leader


CCE-Livingston County
3 Murray Hill Drive
Mount Morris, New York 14510

Last updated April 11, 2023